Christianity

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, center, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, participates in a morning prayer alongside Jose Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles and conference vice president, at left, and Rev. J. Brian Bransfield, conference general secretary, at the USCCB's annual fall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 13, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Several Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday urged colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals. Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, suggested a nonbinding vote to...
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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prepares to lead the USCCB's annual fall meeting, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said...
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November 12, 2018 - 4:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Episcopal bishop in upstate New York says the church has been "hijacked by the 'Gay Rights Agenda'" in a directive barring same-sex marriages in his diocese. The pastoral directive from The Rev. William Love, who is based in Albany, New York, highlights lingering opposition...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, a Pakistani Christian woman prays during a Good Friday service at a church in Islamabad, Pakistan. The uproar surrounding Aasia Bibi _ a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains in isolation for her protection _ has drawn attention to the plight of the country's Christians.The minority, among Pakistan's poorest, has faced an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this Muslim-majority nation where radical religious and sectarian groups have become more prominent in recent years. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
November 09, 2018 - 8:20 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The uproar surrounding Aasia Bibi — a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains at a secret location for her protection — has drawn attention to the plight of the country's Christians. The minority, among Pakistan's...
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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Mo., speaks at a news conference Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. McKnight released a complete list of the names of 33 priests or religious brothers in the Jefferson City diocese have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minor. This follows an internal investigation that began in February 2018. (AP Photo/Summer Ballentine)
November 08, 2018 - 3:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thirty-three priests or religious brothers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minors, the bishop of the central Missouri diocese said Thursday. Bishop W. Shawn...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pakistani protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Aasia Bibi, in Hyderabad, Pakistan. The Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row for blasphemy was released but her whereabouts in Islamabad on Thursday, Nov. 8 remained a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih, File)
November 08, 2018 - 3:31 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy was released but her whereabouts in Islamabad on Thursday remained a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed. Aasia Bibi was with her family...
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Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 07, 2018 - 12:14 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The 79 students kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted with them are still being held, a church official said Wednesday. The students, aged between 11 and 17, were brought to a church near...
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Rabbi Chuck Diamond, center, a former Rabbi at the Tree of Life Synagogue, hugs a woman after leading a Shabbat service outside the Tree of Life Synagogue, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Last Saturday, 11 people were killed and six wounded when their worship was interrupted by a gunman's bullets. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 03, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 100 people gathered in a cold drizzle for what was called a "healing service" outside the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting a week ago. Former Tree of Life rabbi Chuck Diamond led Saturday morning's 45-minute service, which featured prayers, songs...
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This undated photo provided by Southeast Ohio Regional Jail shows Rev. Henry Christopher Foxhoven. Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the Roman Catholic priest taking a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last year and whether the diocese responded appropriately when officials learned about the outing. Foxhoven was charged this week with sexual battery after informing the Steubenville diocesan bishop about his relationship with the 17-year-old. (Southeast Ohio Regional Jail via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 1:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio responded appropriately last November when it learned that a priest for two of its parishes had taken a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last November, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn...
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Pakistani protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has spent eight-years on death row accused of blasphemy and acquitted by a Supreme Court, in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Bibi plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday, as Islamists mounted rallies demanding Bibi be publicly hanged, and also called for the killing of the three judges, including Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who acquitted Bibi. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih
November 02, 2018 - 9:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan, acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, was apparently delayed Friday after talks failed between the government and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. Islamists held rallies Friday across...
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